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Le Lion Bar de Paris

Open Now: 5:00 p.m. - 3:00 a.m.
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Lovely cocktails

This is a great bar the cocktails are amazing. Staff are very friendly and they have nice snacks... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Willowpar
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Home of the Basil Smash

I've wanted to go to Le Lion Bar de Paris in Hamburg for a long time and it did not disappoint. You... read more

Reviewed September 27, 2018
Emile W
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  • Average8%
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Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

Go and witness History Made! When I started to work as a bartender, we sold the “usuall” drinks, like mojito, or Singapore Sling. Old classic drinks. Now there is a new modern classic cocktail, Gin Basil Smash. This Great Drink was born here in this...More

2  Thank Viktoria F
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Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

So, we started our friend's bachelor party here because the bar is supposedly amongst the best in the world: A) they had lost our reservation on a sheet of hand-written notes B) they got 2 out of 4 orders wrong C) staff were arrogant and...More

4  Thank stephanmelchior
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great bar the cocktails are amazing. Staff are very friendly and they have nice snacks to. The interior is lovely and plush.

Thank Willowpar
Reviewed September 27, 2018

I've wanted to go to Le Lion Bar de Paris in Hamburg for a long time and it did not disappoint. You of course have to order the infamous Basil Smash as it was created there by Joerg Meyer. Fantastic atmosphere, highly recommend spending a...More

Thank Emile W
Reviewed September 7, 2018

REASON FOR VISIT This Bar is very famous all over Germany and even features in the Best Bars of the World. I was recommend to try the famous Basil Smash drink which is customary to Hamburg. DRINKS Just have a Basil Smash if it is...More

1  Thank NicoDaBear
Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

Really nice cocktails, service was spot on, definitely a must see bar in Hamburg. I can highly recommend it 👌🏼

Thank jonmhs
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Yes I agree with one of the other reviewers. You either love this place or you hate it. It’s not really a people watching place. It’s not loud, don’t recall any music. Parties tend to be couples or small groups of 2 or 3. Drinks...More

Thank BayAreaChino
Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

Thats is what I guess to be my vote. Small bar, dark, entrance only by ringing the bell, at night reservation needed. Specialized in expensive cocktails, starting at € 14 or so. Few seats at the var, few loungs chairs, thats it. As I say,...More

Thank Golfandtravelfan
Reviewed August 8, 2018

Very tiny bar in the downtown Hamburg, cozy ambience, professional bar tenders who will mix you whatever outside the bar card. Dress-code, no reservations.

Thank Daria I
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

Visitited Le Lion because of all the buzz about it. It did not live up to our expectations. Not that much of a secret bar, mediocre drinks, unfriendly staff and tacky enterior. Also quite expensive. I’ve seen much better bars in my days.

Thank Andreas F
Reviewed July 17, 2018

Friendly staff, excellent cocktails, nice atmosphere inside as well as outside. If you want to grab a seat outside the only sunny time is between 3-7pm due to location of the bar. Be sure to book a table well in advance especially on weekends. Be...More

1  Thank nordi32
Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

Go and witness History Made! When I started to work as a bartender, we sold the “usuall” drinks, like mojito, or Singapore Sling. Old classic drinks. Now there is a new modern classic cocktail, Gin Basil Smash. This Great Drink was born here in this...More

2  Thank Viktoria F
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